Charge fluctuations from the chiral magnetic effect in nuclear collisions


Journal Article

We derive a nonlocal effective Lagrangian for the chiral magnetic effect. An electric field is generated by winding number fluctuations of the nonabelian gauge field in the presence of a strong magnetic field. We estimate the magnitude of charge asymmetry fluctuations with respect to the reaction plane induced by the chiral magnetic effect in relativistic heavy-ion collisions to be less than 10⊃-6, several orders of magnitude smaller than the signal observed in the STAR experiment. © 2010 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Müller, B; Schäfer, A

Published Date

  • November 29, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 82 / 5

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1089-490X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0556-2813

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevC.82.057902

Citation Source

  • Scopus